Chad Ochocinco Fined For Tweets: NFL Commissioner Going Too Far?

August 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Oft-maligned Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco was fined $25,000 today by commissioner Roger Goodell for violating two of the league's policies during last Friday night's preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The recently implemented rules, which have been talked about numerous times on various media outlets, were apparently not important enough for the ever-so-vain Ochocinco to adhere to. The rules state that, from 90 minutes prior to kickoff until post-game media obligations are complete, players may not possess electrical devices on the sidelines or post messages on social media websites.
Ochocinco did both of these things. Twice. On Twitter.
At 6:50, just 77 minutes before kickoff, Ochocinco tweeted, "Just talk with Kelly Washington, Desean Jackson, Geoff Pope, Hank Baskett and I caught a ball from Mike Vick, I love prw-game warm up."
While this was well before the game, it was still within the specifically defined window of non-Tweetabil...

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